Lazzat Un Nisa

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Lazzat Un Nisa
Author Mohammed Abdul Latif Muzdar Mehdune
Language Urdu, Persian
Subject Eroticism
Publication date

Lazzat Un Nisa (from Arabic: لذات النساء‎‎ The Pleasure of Woman) is an erotic Indian story.[1][2][3][4] It depicts the art of sex through the role of jewellery and perfume in lovemaking, erotic writing as literature, and pornography as aphrodisiac. The Book was hand-illustrated and hand-copied in Urdu and Persian in 1850 by writer Mohammed Abdul Latif Muzdar Mehdune.


The original manuscript dates back to the Qutb Shahi period. In the fifteenth century, the court of Bidar patronized such erotic works as the Bhog bal, Thadkirat al-Shahawat (List of aphrodisiacs) and Srngaramanjari (erotic Bouquets). Lizzat Un Nisa is one of the few surviving erotics works from the period.[5]


The main subject of the story is a man named Harichand, who under orders of a king, embarks on a journey to collect exotic gifts and beautiful women for the pleasures of the king. The manuscript provides advice on various sexual techniques. It has a section on how to arouse a woman and observations based on sizes of a woman's vagina.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Lazzat Un Nisa,translated by Jane Fine, 2002, Classex Books Private Limited, ISBN 81-7858-003-9, 121 pages.
  3. ^ The Hindu's article about Lazzat Un Nisa retrieved Dec 06, 2006
  4. ^ Lazzat un-niso Nur publisher, 1991 ISBN 5-640-01094-0
  5. ^ Scent in the Islamic Garden: A Study of Deccani Urdu Literary Sources ISBN 0-19-579334-X